It occurs to me to say just a little more about BevNaps, referred to in the previous entry. It had escaped me that BevNaps seem to be an American phenomenon. Nearly every bar in the U.S. uses them when they serve drinks. In Europe, I recall getting little paper coaster thingies instead (when the drinks weren't just hurled at me by angry Frenchmen). Those little coasters would be tough to use as toilet paper. Good thing I live in the States.